Caritas, CIDI & Care Project, Uganda

Project Info

Client Refugee settlements, Yumbe District, Northern Uganda
Skills Caritas, CIDI & Care Project, Uganda

Project Description

Project Partners: Caritas Denmark, CIDI & Care Denmark

Location: Refugee settlements, Yumbe District, Northern Uganda.

Access to safe drinking water is a significant challenge for inhabitants of Uganda’s Bidibidi and Kyangwali refugee settlements, leaving them vulnerable to waterborne diseases. The settlements have a combined population of over 400,000, many women and children.

To address this challenge, 4Life Solutions has partnered with CIDI and Caritas Denmark to implement the Sustainable Model for Safe Water Access Project in the settlements. The project aims to distribute 15,000 SaWa Bags at a subsidized price of 0.5 USD in Kyangwali and provide 15,000 SaWa Bags for free to persons of concern in selected zones/villages in Bidibidi. SaWa Bags use a unique purification method to provide sustainable, safe, and affordable drinking water.

In addition to providing safe drinking water, the project partners have collaborated with CARE Denmark to create the world’s first sustainable refugee settlement. CARE Denmark will collect used SaWa Bags and upcycle them into valuable products, such as building materials, adding value to the settlement’s circular economy.

The project has the potential to significantly improve the health and well-being of the communities in the Bidibidi and Kyangwali refugee settlements by reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases. Furthermore, the project contributes to multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. The collaboration with CARE Denmark to upcycle used SaWa Bags adds another dimension of sustainability to the project, creating a circular economy that adds value to the settlement’s infrastructure.

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